Apr 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (26) rounds the bases after his home run during the second inning of the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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CBS Sports

Upton brothers hit back-to-back HRs in Braves’ win

Apr 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Justin Upton (8) rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the first inning of the game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

In their first season with the Atlanta BravesJustin and B.J. Upton have become the new bash brothers.

The power-hitting siblings cracked back-to-back homers for the first time, leading Atlanta past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep that began with the coldest game at Coors Field.

“It’s always cool when you can see him have success before you and then you go up and do the same thing,” said Justin Upton, acquired as part of a seven-player trade with Arizona in January. “It was definitely cool for us to tack on those runs when we needed them. That was nice.”

It was the 27th time in major league history that brothers homered in the same game, but only the second time they went deep in consecutive at-bats. Lloyd and Paul Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates also accomplished the feat on Sept. 15, 1938.

 

Fansided

Atlanta Braves Place Jason Heyward On DL

The Atlanta Braves have placed 23-year-old star outfielder Jason Heyward on the 15-day disabled list after an appendectomy yesterday in Denver, Colorado. The surgery was successful, and Heyward’s DL stint will be retroactive to the 21st of this month. Appendectomies can be scary business, and I always cringe remembering the story of how Adrian Beltre nearly died from a “routine” appendectomy that was botched as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

But Heyward is fine, and he is expected to be out for a couple of weeks. It really depends on how he is feeling and what the Braves approach is with Heyward, and he could be out for as long as a few weeks or as little as just those 15 days (that’s what I’m thinking). On Sunday, Heyward did not feel well and was taken to the hospital when they realized that he needed to go under the knife.

 

The Oregonian

B.J. and Justin Upton hit back-to-back homers as Atlanta Braves beat Colorado Rockies

B.J. Upton and his brother Justin hit back-to-back homers for the first time, leading the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 10-2 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep that began with the coldest game at Coors Field.

It was the 27th time in major league history that brothers homered in the same game, but only the second time they went deep in consecutive at-bats. Lloyd and Paul Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates also accomplished the feat on Sept. 15, 1938.

In the first game, Justin Upton, Dan Uggla and rookie Evan Gattis homered in support of a solid outing by Mike Minor (3-1) as the Braves won 4-3 in a game that began in 23-degree weather. It was the coldest game-time temperature in the majors since such data collection began in 1991, according to STATS.

 

Duluth Patch

Gwinnett Braves to Host ‘Boston Strong’ Night

The Gwinnett Braves will show their support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a special night to raise funds for the families affected.

On Tuesday, May 7, the G-Braves will play theBoston Red Sox‘s minor league team thePawtucket Red Sox. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m. atCoolray Field in Lawrenceville.

The first pitches will be thrown out by athletes who played in Boston at one time or another. They are:

 

 

 

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